Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, recently claimed that he tried to pay a zookeeper $10,000 to let him fight a silverback gorilla.
Tyson says that he made the offer in 1986 when he was touring a zoo in New York, at the time he told the zookeeper he wanted to “smash the silverback’s snotbox,” the Daily Mailreported.
The boxer said that he was incensed when he thought he saw the gorilla “bullying” other animals in the zoo enclosure.
“When we got to the gorilla cage there was one big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas,” Tyson said. “They were so powerful, but their eyes were like an innocent infant,” he added.
“I offered the attendant $10,000 to open the cage and let me smash that silverback’s snotbox! He declined,” Tyson added.
Lately, the controversial 52-year-old fighter has been spending his days running a marijuana business in California.